Aims, objectives and rules of Edible York
Aims and Objectives
- Improve the conditions of life for the inhabitants of York particularly through community gardening and horticultural projects
- Promote and encourage the growing of food locally
- Demonstrate how easy it is to do this and to encourage participation in this
- Plan and organise the gathering of fruit, storing it and distributing it, and organise any activities for using the fruit for the benefit of local residents
- Work with similar groups and exchange information and advice with them
- Provide networking opportunities for like-minded groups, organisations and individuals
- Raise funds for all of these purposes
- Treat everyone with respect no matter what their background, gender, orientation, faith or active lack of faith
At Edible York, we’re working with the community to provide every local and organic food growing opportunity available. This also includes highlighting and pointing out areas where wild produce is already ripe for picking and areas which are ideal for foraging for delicious natural treats.
There is a world of goodness outside your home and with a simple look at our Edible Map; you’ll soon see the vast array of naturally growing wild produce just waiting to be enjoyed. In addition to mapping out all the public food growing space that are known of across the York area, Abundance, York’s urban harvesting group is also hoping to collect details of private fruit and vegetable sources. The map itself shows only publicly available areas.
Across York, the Edible Map highlights a vast array of wild fruit trees, ready for their fruit to be harvested and enjoyed, without a polythene bag in sight. From sweet chestnuts to wild apples and damsons to blackberries, the fruit available across York may surprise some people, who weren’t previously aware of the extent of wild, natural produce available. The Edible Map is collated by members of the Edible York team but also accepts submissions from readers who have spotted something interesting.
As well as fruit trees and bushes, plucky foragers have spotted many naturally occurring herbs and spices amongst the hedgerows of the area. The map shows sites growing of garlic mustard, horseradish and even edible roses. With the vast array of natural produce growing, our work at Edible York can only serve to help the community build up from this great starting point and further develop the sustainable food sources in the area.